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strike by longshoremen. union leaders for nearly 15,000 dock workers at every port from texas to maine say they'll walk off the job on sunday. we asked anna werner to find out how a strike would hurt the u.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result. >> reporter: what happens if they can't get all the goods out of the port? >> you have containers being held in yards around the houston area, specifically, so you're going to see stores are going to have problems stocking. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshoremen's union and the shipping companies are deadlocked over a proposal to cut royalties paid to 15,000 dock workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would affect 15 ports on the east and gulf coasts, including new york, baltimore,
if the deal is not reached this week, but potential strike, law shoreman threatening to walk off the ports in the east on gulf coast. this could disrupt billions of dollars in shipments. joining us now ed butowsky, a hell of a way to start a week with the threat after strike. to put it in context, when l.a. had a dock workers strike ten years ago, it cost a billion dollars a day. this is going to affect ports in newark, houston, miami, this could be several billion dollar hits every day to our economy? >> yeah, and i tell you, when you look at it, it's really similar. there are some parallels to the fiscal cliff discussion. because the arguments are about are the royalty payments that the dock workers get for bringing merchandise on board and unloading the cargo and what the similarity is really that we're not-- they're not talking about more business, they're talking about how do we split up the same pie and same thing with the fiscal cliff, we're not talking growing the economy, how do you split up the economy getting the tax revenue and the same thing with the longshoreman strike. which
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. >>> grover, we have to leave it there. thank you. >> okay. >>> imagine every shipping port from massachusetts to texas shut down. nothing gets in or out. unions mobilizing to strike this weekend. if they don't get their way, will everyone pay? >> forget the fiscal cliff. how about a container cliff and what it m do to the economy. time's running short and a standoff between long shoreman union workers and companies could cripple the nation. unless they reach a dea they plan to strike this weekend. we reached out but haven't heard back yet. steve moore is here with us. if th strike happens, some estimates say $1 billion per day hit to the economy. >> yeah, the's no question. if you -- you used the right word, cripple the economy. the ports in this country are the backbone of our trade, both export and imports and i've read estimates of $100 billion or more comes in and out. so it cook devastating, and reverberate throughout the economy. retailers, whesalers. food distributors, everybody would be affected by the strike if it goes forward. >> exactly what do the unions want and what is managemen
. >>> work at two of the nation's busiest ports is at a standstill as a a strike continues for an eighth day. clerical workers are walking the picket lines at ten terminals at the ports in l.a., and long beach. they've been without a contract now for more than two years. dock workers are refusing to cross their picket lines. president obama and l.a.'s mayor are urging the workers union and the ports to quickly reach an agreement. the mayor says the strike is costing the local economy billions of dollars. >>> in egypt today huge crowds gathered outside the presidential pal toys protest what they say is the government's abuse of power. more than 100,000 egyptians took part in the protest breaking through bashed wire around the palace. a nationwide referendum on the controversial draft constitution is set for december 15. egyptian media will shut down tomorrow to join the protest. >>> nato members agreed today to deploy a patriot anti- missile system in turkey to protect the country against any crossfire from syria. this comes as syrian rebels released a video reportedly showing air attacks by
at the car port. the cars to get a sense of what they endured today. without warning and we might add, while in that car property preparing to leave, here is michelle's description. it fell two feet from her. >> i was on other side of the vehicle. and it came down, i got taken out for about 30 seconds. >> out cold? >> yes. out cold. because some debris came down and hit me. >> so. >> wow. >> i feel fortunate. >> absolutely. >> absolutely . because it's yale tiff as michelle noted this day the mayan calendar predict thed the end of the world. she says for her, it nearly was the end of the world. back live they're fixing the car port. she's worried about other tree as above the house, there are some 10 trees that have fallen and there is another on the hail above it, leaning towards the house. they don't know what they're worst of anything we saw, but we're keeping our eyes open. we're live, wayne freedman, awc 7 news. >> the storm is whipped up waves off the coast. water pounding the shore, crashing here a high surf advisory is in place but that didn't deter surfers. >> storm caused major pro
port and nearly them. they were inside. >> did you see it? >> no. >> did you hear it?. >> no. >> came down from this direction. >> the story was the worst from wet days it brought inconvenience and freeways and roads, maybe you had a chance to check out white caps. or a torrent on the creek. would you not have had to park in the rain, or walk in it or wax poetic bit. >> it's okay. better than snow. i'm from massachusetts. could with worse. you want to talk about mayan end of the sfwhorld. >> today, it almost was. >> there is fire wood new. >> i do. i'd rather get an easier way. >> especially when part of the house could qualify. tonight, they're blaming a shallow root system for being a reason the tree fell. they're looking'-ñ because there are more trees on that hill. one is leading in the wrong direction. wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. on the coast tonight, heavy flooding closed highway 1. this video shows a situation just south of t petaluma road. caltrans tells us highway will remain closed until water recedes whenever that may be. >> farther up the coast this is
situation. the puellab tribe, the port and city of tacoma and others all had a difficult dispute going on. the end result was the second largest native american land claim settlement in u.s. history. and the deal led to tremendous economic growth for the tribe, for the port, and for the surrounding communities. senator inouye, as i said, was the chairman of the select committee on indian affairs in 1980 when the puelab tribe successfully sued to assert its claim for land around its reservation, and this land included the port of tacoma, many parts of downtown tacoma, the towns of fife and puelab. and because of his strong commitment to native american rights, the puelab trusted senator inouye to serve as an intermediary between the parties involved in the negotiations and to try to resolve this dispute. he made around a dozen trips to washington state at key moments of this negotiations. if you can imagine a senator who has to represent his state, be a leader on the appropriations committee, would spend so much time on one particular dispute. during one session at a tacoma hotel, senator
on sunday between labor union shipping at ports from boston to houston, could be halted. insiders say a deal looks like a long shot. right now over 14,000 workers are threatening to strike at 14 major ports. you see them go all along the south and east coast. not only will a strike cause billions of dollars a day, it will force shipping costs to rise. things will be delayed coming in. right now the union is fighting for workers to be paid per shipping container, which comes out to a salary of $124,000 per year for each worker. >>> mother nature adding insult to injury to people still trying to recover from super storm sandy. many in sea bright, new jersey, was devastated down there, say this week's nor'easter was like being kicked while down. one homeowner picked what she could salvage from sandy in a container. she sadly discovered it flooded. >> i don't know what to do about that. i'll have to -- first of all, get it out and get it someplace and dry it out. >> juliet: i drove down there three weeks ago, i could not believe what i saw. about 150 out of the 300 people who live there stayed.
strike in the nation's port on the east and southern coast, the first since '77 that could cost retailers and importers billions. businesses now asking its white house to get involved. >>> you can now get the nokia lumia for free, depending on the service provider contract you sign s that standard practice or a sign the company's flagship phone suspect selling well? >>> we will start off with news about the fiscal cliff. congress returning to capitol hill today to try to get a deal done on the cliff before the deadline on december 31st. senate majority leader harry reid is working to see if the scaled backpackage the president laid out last week can get through congress before monday. meantime, treasury secretary timothy geithner says the government will hit the debt ceiling on monday and he is launching an emergency plan to avert a crisis. amm eamon javers is live. what do we know? >> the president is coming back early, a couple days earlier than his vacation. did a little bit of jogging, working out in the gym over his vacation. now he will be,ing would out on this fiscal cliff. the sen
federation has given to this situation if workers strike at 14 of the country's ports all along the east coast, the gulf coast, from maine to texas. what's happening here is members of the international long shoreman's union, they're at an impasse with management over wages, as well as container royalties. these are royalties, fees paid to dock workers based on the wait of cargo that's unloaded. they were created five decades ago as an alternative to paying higher wages. you can think of it as bonuses for longshoremen. but here's the thing. cargo canes say the bonuses are sxweezing their profits and limiting their ability to compete. the deadline for this situation is friday at midnight. dock workers, they they've got some big leverage here. the clear thing is, we need our ports running. it could have a huge and negative ripple effect on the economy. the strike could stop truckers and railroads right in their tracks. it can cause delays at factories and keep goods off store shelves. we got a taste of what this could be like. there was an eight-day strike in los angeles earlier this year
. the shipment worth $18,000 was seize ted ports of los angeles and long beach. california consumer advocates say the toys contain toxic chemicals used to make rubber and plastics. >> is there always the most sunday send -- sunday send table because tad hers put everything in their mouth. >> ama: the toxic chemical has been linked to birth defects, asthma, and adhd. >> in just a few minutes a minimum nora lighting will take in san francisco to mark the beginning of hanukkah. another is sed scheduled in union square. the lighting semis will continue each day until december 15th. it's been a holiday tradition in union square since 1975. the first candle is lit to commemorate the victory of a small ban of fighters over the syrian army. >> a dining experience led women to be embarrassed. >> and a chilly night across the bay area. as we take a live look outside. we'll check in with meteorologist leigh glaser to meteorologist leigh glaser to find out if you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cous
to be able to clear the ports and the channels to be able to open it up for maritime traffic in the bay. this part, this event, was the satellite, construction of a satellite medical facility. some of our military capability is we have the right engineers and people that can go in and rebuild infrastructure and support. so one of the things they did during this exercise, they actually went in there for about a week-long event and actually constructed a building and this also helps us it restore capability to wherever we are responding to. this shows a lot of different response here. this is our urban search and rescue event that was part of the overall exercise. we had a lot of different partners that responded to this rubble pile. we had urban search and rescue, u.s. coast guard, and this provided an opportunity for our military to work with the federal and state partners there in learning how to interact with their agencies and also being able to learn some of the different capabilities that they have in using their equipment. we also had some medical partners there where they were
's supporting and the port city of alexandria where the supporters of president morsi are clashing with opponents and thousands of his supporters taking part in nationwide rallies. and they're organized by the muslim brotherhood has taken charge and steve harrigan is there and streaming live for us from cairo right now. steve? >> it's really two different sets of demonstrations going on. there's the group behind me at tahrir square and those are people against president morsi, but today for the first time we've seen a much larger group, mainly supported by the muslim brotherhood and they're coming in in support of president morsi and that group is a mile and a half from where i'm standing, a lot of men, people carrying-- and strong show of support port those, and he pushed through a draft constitution on friday and the next move is likely a referendum within two week's time and mr. morsi says once those are adopted those took on by himself will be void. whether that will be enough for the morsi protesters behind me? the numbers are down from past days. back to you in new york. >> j
. it's currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million- euro commission and is payment before the venus will be released. as santa prepares to make his big journey. kids and adults all over the world can track his progress onbut that's not the only place people can go to see one of our viewers. as rain poured into a hillsdale mall parking lot. you can see it rushing down to partially flood. in the south bay. ther were reports of sporadic flooding all around pounded the area. news. as you can see there are sidewalks. a starbucks parking lot alsoseveral inches of rainwater chp's statewide dui crack down. chp is reporting that 700 drivers have been arrested statewide for driving under the influence of drugs or111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 area. here in the bay area there time in 2011. chp's maximum enforcement will continue through tomorrow's
it there, grover norquist, thank you. imagine every ship in port for massachusetts to texas shut down, nothing gets in or out. if they don't get their way, will everybody pay? this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just g "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture ca! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? let me guess, am on the naughty list again? ho ho ho! >> forget the fiscal cliff. eric: forget the fiscal cliff, what about a container cliff and what that might do to the economy. a a nasty standoff between union workers and the companies could cripple the nation. unless two groups reach a deal, theyun planted strike down plano strike this weekend.if if the strike happened, some reports estimate for a billion dollars per day. >> there's no question, use the righte words, cripple the economy. the backbone of
to wow savings from banks. >>> and dock workers that we talked at four pacific northwest ports have moved closer to a possible labor clash with grain shippers. meantime, the parties in a larger separate dispute at 15 east and gulf coast ports have agreed to mediation. the ports face a strike deadline set for december 30. >>> and a new jersey pension fund is suing the nyse euro next or its proposed $ 8.2 billion sale to i.c.e., saying it undervalues the company stock. the lawsuit seeks class action status on behalf of other shareholders and aims to block the sale. another case of just -- you know, too many lawyers, too little to do. >>> and -- or not. i'm just -- we should put commentary on that. shouldn't we? but every time any deal is announced, there's always going to be some shareholders that wish they got more. and there's going to be a willing lawyer to say, okay, i'll take the case. >> pretty healthy premium. >> yeah. exactly. but that doesn't mean a lawyer -- >> it may not be enough. >> it's never enough. if you're going to wear a brioni tie. nice. did i out you? >> why, are those
15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job. they say negotiations are still possible but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading the union and cargo carriers to get back to talks. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine were a man -- why a man shot and killed three people before dieing in a gun fight with police. it happened in frankstown township. authorities say it appears they all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead inside a church, a man in a home and another after getting in to a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were got, when, we will look at which of those weapons was use at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes and guns off the street this are holding a gun buy back and the district attorney said police
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association in san francisco to discuss a dispute over the price of crabs. >> boats have been in port since wednesday. the fresh crab almost impossible to find. at one point the price dropped because of a plentiful supply. >> and today, bidders taking over what is left of hostess to step forward. hostess claimed claiming operators have been crippled by a baker's strike. hostess faces criticism after bankruptcy court documents show it used employee pension wages to stay afloat. >> not to worry. someone will make twinkies out there. >> looks that way. yes. >> noted, twinkie fan, spencer christian. >> no twinge yeenees in this temple. no. no. another sunny, mild day in a row two. in a row. you can see a little bit of an increase from n.clouds tonight. right now, sunny skies, temperatures on the mild side. 67 in fremont. we've got low to mid-60s around the bay area, here is what is coming our way this evening. increase in clouds and some patchy fog developing tonight. gets chillier tomorrow morning partly cloudy skies, temperatures from upper 30s to upper 40s near the coast. into afternoon, par
to move forces and yet support usaid and the role of the country team and port au prince. so, it was very informative there. and to back up when we had the first no fooling hurricane that worked its way up the entire gulf coast, the principal committee calls that were generated during the haiti response were then turned around and then bringing all of the governors into a conference call with the president to make sure that all their needs were being met in the advance of a hurricane arrival. so, we really had all of government, from local all the way up to the white house, fully included in that response. but the haiti response was certainly informative in bringing all these disparate entities together to provide unity of effort during a response. >> we need general spiese. >> okay, thanks. i would offer a little bit from an institutional perspective at the tactical level in the marine corps. that's an area where we could use some improvement. our forces deployed to the western pacific certainly understand this, and they pass it on among themselves. the forces we deploy from southern cal
of the country team and port au prince. so, it was very informative there. and to back up when we had the first no fooling hurricane that worked its way up the entire gulf coast, the principal committee calls that were generated during the haiti response were then turned around and then bringing all of the governors into a conference call with the president to make sure that all their needs were being met in the advance of a hurricane arrival. so, we really had all of government, from local all the way up to the white house, fully included in that response. but the haiti response was certainly informative in bringing all these disparate entities together to provide unity of effort during a response. >>
mentioned the port of tartus and it's a russian naval base. i wonder if we have a graphic here of the base. it's geopolitical stronghold for russia. their decision not to provide amnesty, for assad at this point. >> russia has to think of their own concerns ahead of the relationship with syria, no longer the same. syria is crumbling and assad is likely to die there. convince him to break down or make concession. the rate at which we see this go on is where we watch defection of the high level of the military. if he tries to leave too soon, his life is in danger. where they go, he goes. he doesn't want to leave. waiting to see if he is killed in his country. i don't think the russians can pressure him to make the decision. >> no matter what his fate, it won't put an end to bloodshed in country. >> no. this is a case study and not intervention. america is intervening everywhere. counterproductive. >> president obama was the most outspoken on this. how terrible of throwing the weight around. we didn't throw the wait around at all. they are not using helicopter and airplanes and then they did
kinney bunk port earl tlir week. a cop found their bloet clothing on a small island it remains unclear how the men got to the island but there's no indication of foul play. >>> things are not looking good for a whale washed up on a beach. he was stranded in the plan on breezy point in queens. they are trying to keep that sweat. biologists say it has a slim chance of surviving. that is your 5@5:00. >>> hopefully it pulls through. >> brand new video of president obama visiting fires one and leaving hawaii with five days until we fall off that fiscal cliff. the president is cutting his vacation short to return to the white house and try to hammer out a deal. but what will actually happen if we do go over the cliff? doug luzader is live for us with the details. >> it is not going to be pretty. on board air force one heading back to washington from a hawaii after cutting christmas short. can a cup of coffee help as far as christmas is concerned. starbucks is hoping. if you go into a starbucks you will get a message written on your coffee that says come together. this is a company trying to
trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan hill area, gilroy. to the north, oakland, parts of the east bay, you can pick out more activity, bay bridge, oakland and orinda. darker shade of green, more moderate cells. santa rosa clouds right now but the rainfall approaching fairfield. rain showers for tonight. i will back out the maps to show you, there is another storm developing off shore. when that moves in, the timing and the heavy rain for saturday and another one that moves in on sunday coming
about to get into her car. a tree came trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan hill area, gilroy. to the north, oakland, parts of the east bay, you can pick out more activity, bay bridge, oakland and orinda. darker shade of green, more moderate cells. santa rosa clouds right now but the rainfall approaching fairfield. rain showers for tonight. i will back out the maps to show you, there is another storm developing off shore. when that moves in, the timing and the heavy rain for saturday
in shape. >>> welcome back. port of oakland towards san francisco around at&t 80 to daly city, colma, moderate shower now. castro valley moderate shower also sliding down across the dumbarton bridge towards redwood city woodside towards los altos, palo alto and going to make night mountain view and into san jose. a few more scattered showers to the authority, sliding to the southeast. today we are going to have waves of light to moderate showers temperatures in the low to mid 50s. >>> lots of rain in the bay area lots of snow in the sierra, chain requirements live shot of tate, truckee scales, snow on the -- road piled up on the side of the road great for skiers not good for drivers now if you are headed there patience and flexible schedule is key as well as chains and/or four wheel drive. closer to home, mass transit delays, caltrain southbound train delay due to mechanical problems, ace 1 delay into san jose with mechanical problems bart is on time. accident north 680 at mckey. >>> 6:11. san francisco city officials could soon pay workers to take care of themselveses away to save o
is not over yet we just have to challenge ourselves. >> even though the seattle seahawks continue to port it on and they are going to look forward to next week scott reiss, kron 4. >> jason applebaum will have the highlights with more sports ahead that area. alcohol. >> this is incredible video starring paul poured into this shopping mall parking lot. shopping mall-this video -- that was issued from a viewer. and in the santa clara, this starbucks parking lot also found several inches of water. difficult for the serious and still ahead, the protests over gun control and even if they take over the brooklyn bridge. >> still some wet weather taking its way through the shower and the bait your full forecast, coming up. for the day.. >> and today is the third day of the state-wide c h p crackdown. 111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 drivers statewide. 48 of which were here in the bay area. within chp's jurisdiction there were a total of fifteen fatalities. of those fifteen. eight were not wearing seat belts. here in the bay area there have been thr
con. he called it -- lincoln. he called it land improvements. he meant ports and railroads at the time. public infrastructure is always the public's responsibility. so the question is never whether or not you're going to do it, you have to do it. the question is when does it make most sense? i would submit to you that it makes most sense today. why? because money is as cheap as it's ever going to be. every municipal government throughout this country borrows money by issuing debt bonds to underwrite the cost of building new frals. we -- infrastructure. we could be borrowing money today for about 1%. labor is cheap, equipment is cheap, because both are idling. and we clearly need the infrastructure investment. final thought on this? transportation for america, a not-for-profit organization, identifies 69,000 structurally deficient bridges in this nation. there's over 2,000 structurally deficient bridges in my state of new york. and in western new york we have 99 structurally deficient bridges. every second of every day seven cars drive on a bridge that is structurally deficient. we saw
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of the body. and 20 times we do the wrong operation. >> reporter: dr. jeffrey port of new york presbyterian hospital showed me what is supposed to happen before surgery even starts. >> make a mark with our initials on the side of the surgery. >> reporter: the surgeon initials the correct limb. once inside the o.r., everything stops and they hold up a checklist. nurses should count the instruments and gauze sponges before and after surgery. and some hospitals use a new technology that dr. port pioneered. a tiny tracking chip attached to each piece of gauze. are surgeons taking this seriously? >> very seriously. >> reporter: if you have to have elective surgery, there are a couple things you can do to lower the chance you're going to suffer from a surgical error. first, go online and look at your hospital's error rate. you want one where that rate is very, very low. then talk to your surgeon and say, do you use that checklist that lived so many lives? if they do, that's the doctor you want to stay with. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> that's eye opening. >> i know. >> you go in to
neutral, they they have been he. they have a port, for some reason, i'm not sure why, place such great importance on their window on the mediterranean. and i've not seen any situation where vladimir putin has been of assistance to us. we pass add bill today with the reversal of an amendment that puts penalties and severe spents on people who abuse human rights in russia and vladimir is not going to be happy will this legislation. >> i noticed back in july you warned everybody that this would happen. you called our foreign policy feckless. will the world had blood on its hands, everybody, if he unleashes the chemical weapons and we see tens of thousands of people dead or is this something we just can't police the world and we are going to have to stand by and watch this. >> i think we would be directly responsible. all of those who argued against intervention warned us that if we intervene, these terrible things would happen, well, we didn't intervene, and all these terrible things, the consequences have been huge. as we sat by and watched these 40,000 people massacred. so it was very c
evacuation orders due to a toxic cloud due to a fire at the port, an intense sulfur like order forced people to wear face masks around the city as well. and the death toll from a typhoon in the philippines exceeded 400 people. most of them lived in the steep valley in the south of the country. flooding and wind were so severe in places people thought were safe turned up not to be safe. that includes two emergency shelters that were just swept away. it hit tuesday with winds over 170 miles per hour. it's now weakening in the south china sea. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton just announced the u.s. and russia have reached an agreement in hopes of ending the civil war in syria. clinton has been meeting with the foreign minister and united nations mediator. the deal calls for mediation effort for all parties in syria to bring about a political transition there. syrian president bashar assad must leave power to ensure a democratic future for the country. >>> u.s. stock futures dropped in light traded overnight as investors awaited the november jobs report. >>> it's just out showing the
are stepping up here. >> the group is concerned about getting back social security cards and pass ports that belong to the chaperone. >> it's an unfortunate situation. >> let's take a look at the weekend forecast. >> there is no wayne in the forecast. we have a cloud-free sky right now. some areas of thin, high clouds, just scatter area around the bay area, low 60s in other locations. and it's a mild afternoon. taking a look at this afternoon, it will be chilly, clear skies and getting cold early morning lows from mid-30s to mid-40s in the there could be patches of fog tomorrow, by afternoon, sunny, mild and 60s on the coast. up to 60s to mid-70s -- 60s inland and milder whether coming up. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up later. >> thank you. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 the man dubbed the toughest sheriff in america takes aim at a letter writing campaign against him. >> what traffic officials want installed in new cars and truck that's would make them more like commercial airplane autos michael finney taking questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here
pulling into port in galveston after passengers and crew members came down with what's called the norovirus. it usually leaves its victims miserable with stomach flu-like symptoms. and some passenger credit the crew for containing the outbreak. >> we had the norovirus and they come fined us to our rooms for three days. >> it was terrible. i thought i was dying. >> they were very good at taking care of us and took care of all of our needs. >> the ship run by princess cruises left venice italy december 2nd for a 20 day cruise. a family trapped inside a burning home, the first stop on our trip across america. south dakota, firefighters say the home was already engulfed by the time they arrived at the scene just after eight o'clock this morning. sioux falls say that three children did not make it out alive found in one room on the second floor of the home. two adults managed to escape and are hospitalized. no word what started the fire. >> florida, suburban orlando, a business robbed of $30,000 broad daylight outside of his store and the whole thing caught on tape. it takes the su
ratings are so low? national pelosi voted against john boehner's bill or said she wouldn't uh port it, and it was -- wouldn't uh sport it, and it was her idea. this is what the american people are tired of as we head to the cliff. >> republicans have a majority in the house. all they had to do was to bring the bill up and get their people to vote for. it they couldn't do it. this is a disaster for the republicans in the house. >> shouldn't nancy paw pelosi, shouldn't she support her own idea? >> she is in the minority. look, the republicans run the house. boehner couldn't get his own people to vote for this. who know hows pelosi would vote -- who knows how pelosi would vote. now it is strictly on the senate. >> coming man frost quick question before we leave, the speaker, speaker boehner, moved more toward what president obama wants. that's in terms of the limits of who would see higher taxes. do you think that was a step in the right direction? >> i think it was exactly the right thing for the speaker to have done. i just feel sorry for him that his own party wouldn't support him. w
in power extremely unlikely. >> doug: you mentioned the port of tartus and it's a russian naval base. i wonder if we have a graphic here of the base. it's geopolitical stronghold for russia. their decision not to provide amnesty, for assad at this point. >> russia has to think of their own concerns ahead of the relationship with syria, no longer the same. syria is crumbling and assad is likely to die there. convince him to break down or make concession. the rate at which we see this go on is where we watch defection of the high level of the military. if he tries to leave too soon, his life is in danger. where they go, he goes. he doesn't want to leave. waiting to see if he is killed in his country. i don't think the russians can pressure him to make the decision. >> no matter what his fate, it won't put an end to bloodshed in country. >> no. this is a case study and not intervention. america is intervening everywhere. counterproductive. >> president obama was the most outspoken on this. how terrible of throwing the weight around. we didn't throw the wait around at all. they are not usin
tear bases that wouldn't exist, the ports and bridges and trains had he not be there to move legislation. so much more. but danny will be remembered far beyond his many tangible achievements. he will live on through the value that is he embody and spread, through the principles he stood up for and shared through his family that loved him dearly, through the people who will never forget his advocacy, for the country he sacrificed so much for. and for all of us who are better for having served with the greatest senator ever, senator daniel inouye. i yield the floor. >> mr. president before i yield the floor i have four yuan mouse consent request for peem meet i ask can these request be agreed to and printed in the record? >> without objection. >> mr. president on plaff of the over 10 million people in georgia and over 3 until america i want to pause to pay tribute and offer my condolences to the family of daniel inouye. when a great football coach passes away and players are interviewed they say he was a players coach. when great generals are lost, they say he was a soldiers ge
time off today, making headlines the threat of imminent labor unrest at these ports. there are four pacific northwest ports. it's been averted. the dock workers union says its workers will stay on the on job despite substandard controls. both sides are leaving the door open to further negotiations. meanti meantime, about 15 container cargo ports on the atlanta and gulf coast are bracing for a strike by nearly 15,000 union dock workers on december 30th unless shippers extend their contract. and commerce on a key stretch of the mississippi could be halted earlier than expected next week due to low water levels. this could disrupt shipment of grain and other goods and it could do it for months. shippers have been watching a street of the mississippi between st. louis and cairo. and you never know if you were pronouncing it right, some of these others like bagoda or lima, ohio, or versailles. you never know but i think it is cairo, illinois, due to concerns about potential closers.ñ >> i'm not looking at you. >> all week on cnbc we've been focusing on the prospects for 2013. sheer is s
- year-old rain harris. the other victim has been trans ported to a hospital and is currently listed in critical can. >> all police would say about the victim fighting for his life is that he is a 69-year- old man. the men were sitting in a chevy impala when they were targeted. >> we do believe that somebody approached the vehicle on foot and fired into the vehicle. >> reporter: people living around here were reluctant to go on camera and talk about the double shooting but off camera, they told me that things along this stretch of bladensburg road had changed recently and not for the best. police don't yet know why the two men were parked in a lot but they do have some key evidence that could further the investigation. >> we are in the process of attempting to locate surveillance tape and review them and also in the process of interviewing potential witnesses. >> reporter: even with that early morning slaying, d.c. is on pace to have less than 200 murders this year. that has not happened since 1963. there is a $25,000 reward for information that hems police solve this murder. back to
last year. striking care for workers at the port of los angeles and long beach have reached a tentative agreement after an eight-day walkout. workers went on strike last week against international corporations who they say are outsourcing good paying jobs. the strike cost southern california a reported $8 billion in lost economic activity and marked the worst disruption of local cargo traffic in a decade. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. high level talks are continuing here at the united nations climate summit in doha, qatar. just before we went to air, a coalition could in solidarity with the philippines following yesterday's deadly typhoon that killed at least 270 people. for years, scientists have warned climate change would cause strong typhoons in the region. on tuesday, un secretary general ban ki moon warned that extreme weather is the new normal. >> danger signs are all around. one-third of the world's population lives in countries with moderate to high water stress. land degradation affects 1.5 billion people. icecaps are show
was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were killed. >>> the beakon on top of mount diablo was lit to remember the attacks, the light turned on at sunset and stayed lit until dawn this morning. it was turned off december 8th 1941 the day after the attack so it would not be a guide for enemy planes. now it's lit once a year to honor those who died. >> some hopeful east bay homebuyers will have the chance to take advantage of a five million dollar pot of money. it's parts of a settlement over fair lending claims. the program happening at the oakland convention center is called city lift and only applies to nine city and alameda. >> we are going to provide 20,000-dollar grant to them. 0% rate as long as they stay in the home for five-years, that $20,000 is forgiven. >> i knew i couldn't afford that much as far as a down payment so i'm excited because it helps me out. >> one of the restrictions you must buy a home with in 60 days, the it runs today from ten to s
.s., confiscated over 166,000 pounds of cocaine and secured over 472 vessels before they arrived at our ports. this legislation will give the coast guard the funds that it needs to upgrade equipment and purchase the right vessels for carrying out every mission that they need. this kind of work exemplifies the heroes like chief petty officer terrell horn of california. officer horn died in the line of duty last week while tracing drug smugglers off the coast of california. our thoughts are with his family and friends. his actions and service remind us of the danger that the task of the men and women of the coast guard do on a daily basis. and that's why it was so important that we pass this reauthorization bill. we couldn't have done this reauthorization without the many hours that senator begich put in to help it get across the finish line. and he knows how important the coast guard is to the men and women of the pacific northwest and to my state of washington. the coast guard is part of our maritime culture in the pacific northwest and this bill helps the coast guard watch over our people an
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